TIM? And the GNU Project??

Not Really, No.

The gnu.ai.mit.edu machine used to have an account that was there for people to use freely, a sort of guest account for people who needed to get onto the Internet. Like all free lunches, it eventually got eaten and went away, but for a good 5 months, TinyTIM was launched from this account. It was really neat. The account was owned by Richard M. Stallman of the Free Software Foundation, who met Sketch on two separate occasions, once to tell him TIM was an abomination, and the other time outside a 7-11 at midnight while Sketch was in his cow suit. To the best of our knowledge, Richard M. Stallman has never used TinyTIM.